Category Archives: Mason CIty

A Dinosaur back to Life

A Dinosaur back to Life
For the first time this year, it actually felt like Spring outdoors.  It started out at around 20 degrees when I left for the office, but soon cranked up into the 40's. It's amazing how one's attitude can change once the wind stops blowing, the sun begins to shine brightly, and the temperatures being above freezing.Having an hour or so of free … continue reading

Always Brings us Woe

Always Brings us Woe
Today, whenever the opportunity would arise, I would ask people who're considerably older than me if they ever remember a Spring like this.  They all emphatically replied, "No".  Nearly all would say they recalled one-time dumps of snow in April, but never the near weekly storms we've had since mid-March.  I read again where if there's an extend … continue reading

Ground Foragers

Ground Foragers
With it being such a bright and sunny day, I decided to get some errands run before tomorrow's storm hit.  Not realizing the time, I discovered I'd been away from the office for nearly three hours.  It would've been a very pleasant day had the northwest wind not been spewing more cold air on North Iowa.  I still go into a bit of shock every time … continue reading

The 14th Day of April 2018

The 14th Day of April 2018
The first thing I had to do this morning was to go searching for some homeowner's association documents having to do with the condo I have listed at 422 S. Tennessee Place here in Mason City.  I did manage to find most of them, but what I was missing were their rules and regulations, so I placed a call to the owner asking if she had her copy.  Th … continue reading

Corporate Monarchy

Corporate Monarchy
There's one particular sale file I've been working on for the past two weeks that's just about got me fit to be tied.  I'd say every year or two there's at least one quirky transaction that becomes exceptionally stressful and time consuming, and it's almost always with a listing of mine having been sold by another real estate agency.  The most me … continue reading

This 8th Day of April, 2018

This 8th Day of April, 2018
The first and foremost job for me this morning was to drive to my office and get myself prepared for my scheduled playing of the organ and piano for the Sunday morning Service at St. Paul Lutheran Church here in Mason City.  I normally try to arrive there early enough so to run thru all their hymns and service music before congregants begin arrivi … continue reading

Boutique Bakery

Boutique Bakery
Twas another cold one here again this morning.  Thank goodness it was relatively calm out, or that 16 degrees would've felt much colder with an accompanying wind chill.Just out of curiosity, this morning I counted the number of days that have passed since the Winter solstice, and then started counting back the equal number of days behind the s … continue reading

Do You Like Butter

Do You Like Butter
Well, it looks like winter is back at it again.   The streets around the City were exceptionally greasy to where I almost got broad-sided while driving thru a 4-way stop.  The person at the crossing street was doing everything she could to get her big SUV to stop, but she just kept sliding towards me.  Thank goodness I got past her in time befo … continue reading

The Whisperings of Death

The Whisperings of Death
Now that we’re approaching April, I hope all you wanna-be gardeners are readying your seeds and plants for the coming growing season.  When young on the farm, we used to have several large cold frames which were used to start nearly every vegetable we grew from seed.  We always had very good luck with the growth of those seedlings because they … continue reading

Happy St. Patrick’s Day of 2018

Happy St. Patrick’s Day of 2018
Since I didn’t have any appointments this morning, I went over to my new listing at 30 - 2nd St. NE and placed a “for sale” sign in its front window.  After reading last nights article where I mentioned possible businesses that would make a good fit for it, please let me know any other thoughts you may have for a small business in our Histor … continue reading